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JSA: The Golden Age (Elseworlds) by James…

JSA: The Golden Age (Elseworlds) (edition 2005)

by James Robinson

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At the end of World War II, America's superheroes faded away, returning to their secret lives. One minor superhero, Tex Thompson, a.k.a. The Americomando, came home from heroic deeds in Germany to parades and medals. Soon, the remaining heroes begin gathering to wonder about Tex Thompson's hidden agenda.… (more)
Title:JSA: The Golden Age (Elseworlds)
Authors:James Robinson
Info:DC Comics (2005), Paperback, 200 pages
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I made it about halfway through this, and it is pretty much unreadable. The writing is just so bad, and the story is just, I don't know, it's just stupid. The illustrations are ok, not great. Flipping through the last half, it looks like it might get a bit better, but I'm not going to waste my time. ( )
  cdevine18 | Sep 17, 2017 |
While this was once considered an "Elseworlds" book, it's now almost entirely accepted as canon in the JSA continuity.

A well-told tale providing new insights into many older characters, and a rare look at superheroes in the years between WWII and the Silver Age. ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
A good 'Elseworlds' storyline - juxtaposing the transition from WWII to the Post-War/Cold War 50's with the passing of the golden age of comic heroes. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
Silly and boring. ( )
  ancameme | Feb 9, 2014 |
Despite the fact that this story is labeled "Elseworlds," I'm not sure why it wouldn't work as a prequel to the DC universe as seen in Robinson's Starman series; in fact, it has a number of elements in common with it. This follows DC's World War II superheroes as they adapt back to life post-war, in a world that seems to be leaving them behind. Like the best of superhero stories, it thus becomes universal, telling a story about how anyone would adjust to life in what the 1950s brought. With a sprawling cast that's sometimes hard to keep straight, it feels big, and the conspiracy at the story's heart unravels audaciously.

Paul Martin Smith's artwork is good, but Richard Ory's colors bring them to life; this book wouldn't be half so good without the additional subtleties and tones they deliver.
  Stevil2001 | Jan 4, 2014 |
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James Robinsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Smith, PaulIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ory, RichardColor Artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaykin, HowardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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